Our History

JAT Refrigerated Road Services has grown from a small operation in 1986 by John and Heather Azzopardi to a well respected industry leader in the movement of chilled/frozen and ambient freight in and out of North Queensland and a line haul provider to the southern states.

Integrity and customer service have been the cornerstone of our success and a key part of the customer focused culture that is instilled in all of our staff today. JAT has established a close working relationship with national food companies and food service providers Australia wide. We deliver freight for our clients directly and compliment this relationship by being the preferred transport choice for a large percentage of their national free into store clients.

With a modern fleet of 45 trucks and over 70 trailers JAT provides its customers with a fast, efficient cost effective transport and storage solution. All our trailers are satellite linked enabling us to track and monitor the cold chain compliance of all the freight we ship and data loggers enable us to download the individual history of each trailer movement.

JAT and Scott’s Refrigerated Freightways became part of Automotive Holdings Group, a diversified automotive retailing and logistics group with operations in every Australian mainland state and New Zealand. AHG is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange under the ticker AHE.

The Company is Australia's largest automotive retailer with operations in Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

AHG’s logistics businesses operate throughout Australia via subsidiaries JAT Refrigerated Road Services, Scott’s Refrigerated Freightways, Rand Transport and Harris Refrigerated Transport, (transport and cold storage), AMCAP and Covs (motor parts and industrial supplies distribution), VSE (vehicle storage and engineering), Genuine Truck Bodies (body building services to the truck industry), and KTM Sportmotorcycles and HQVA (KTM and Husqvarna motorcycle importation and distribution in Australia and New Zealand). For more details about AHG visit www.ahgir.com.au

JAT has transport depots in Sydney, Brisbane, Mackay, Townsville, Tully, Innisfail, Cairns and Mareeba. The facilities enables us to service the transport and storage needs of our existing customer base and positions us well to cater for the needs of new and existing customers in the future

As JAT continues to grow we will never lose sight of our original goals of integrity, customer service and a culture that puts our customers at the forefront of everything we do